Wylie Bay - Beach in Bandy Creek Esperance WA - SLS Beachsafe

Wylie Bay WA

Wylie Bay (WA 142) continues to curve round from the rock outcrop for 1.3 km to the lee of Wylie Head where it faces east. Waves decrease from about 1 m to less than 0.5 m and the beach transforms from a continuous bar with a 50 m wide surf... Read more

Wylie Bay (WA 142) continues to curve round from the rock outcrop for 1.3 km to the lee of Wylie Head where it faces east. Waves decrease from about 1 m to less than 0.5 m and the beach transforms from a continuous bar with a 50 m wide surf zone to a sheltered reflective beach used to launch the boats (Fig. 4.37). In addition in the southern corner there is a large boulder just north of the southern tip of the beach, and seagrass debris often accumulated on the high tide beach. The two beaches are backed by a series of active blowouts extending up to 2 km inland, and then by vegetated Holocene parabolics dunes that reach up to 5 km inland, and then by massive vegetated Pleistocene transgressive dunes averaging 60-80 m in elevation that in places extend 35 km to the west, reaching the shores of Rossiter Bay and beyond. Many of the inner dunes were reactivated during the glacial maxima (approximately 18 000-20 000 years ago) and have a more westerly orientation together with numerous water-filled deflation hollows. The entire system covers and area of about 350 km2, and surround some of the inner granite peaks

Surfing

Le Grande Beach is the first surfing beach east of Esperance and offers spilling breaker across a variety of beach breaks You can drive up the beach and have a choice of dozens of breaks, including a reef break located between Lion Island and the shore, 8 km from Wylie Head.

General

ESPERANCE is a growing coastal town with a population of about 10 000. It is a major service centre, port and tourist destination. It is located at the western end of Esperance Bay where a relatively safe anchorage lead to the development of the port in the 1890’s to service the booming Kalgoolie goldfields, 400 km to the north. The port has been upgraded and enhanced with the construction of a major breakwater, a series of groynes and a 700 m long jetty. These facilities, together with the more recent Brandy Creek boat harbour, have however dissected the once continuous 10 km beach, that ran from Wylie Head to Dempster Head, into eight beaches (WA 144-151). Today the town provides a wide range of accommodation and services and is an excellent base of visiting the surrounding coast line, as well as the many islands in the Recherche Archipelago. Cape Arid and Le Grande national parks lie to the east, Stokes National park to the west, while in town is the spectacular scenic coastal drive out to Observatory Point. Wylie Head is a 40 m high granite knob which anchors the northern end of the long Le Grande beach, and the beginning of the once 10 km long beach that sweeps west to Dempster Head and Esperance.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

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Information

About

Bandy Creek, WA 6450

Length:
1.3km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
4/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 wa0142

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Shark Alert

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Government of Western Australia

Marine Warnings

Thu, 14 Dec 15:13
Fire Weather Warning

Thu, 14 Dec 10:00
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Western Australia

Weather

Thursday 14, Dec 7:07 pm

Day 23°    Night 13°
20.2°C
Partly cloudy

Water Temperature  18°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: 30% chance of a shower in the morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.

Tide

9 am
0.56m
4 am
0.44m
9 pm
0.94m
2 pm
0.46m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 7:30 am to 3:50 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Friday 15, Dec

Day 26°    Night 13°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: Variable about 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then tending east to southeasterly in the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 3 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy.

Tide

10 am
0.56m
5 am
0.39m
9 pm
1.01m
2 pm
0.45m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 7:30 am to 3:50 pm


Weather

Thu 14, Dec to Thu 21, Dec


Swell


Wind


Wind: East to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots shifting west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Swell: Southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres east of Esperance during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide


UV

Thu 14th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:30 am to 3:50 pm
Fri 15th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:30 am to 3:50 pm
Sat 16th 11 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:30 am to 3:50 pm
Sun 17th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 7:30 am to 3:50 pm

SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

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